A little about our club.
The Monongalia Wireless Association is the oldest active amateur radio club in Monongalia County. Based in Morgantown, WV, we are a ARRL Special Service registered club involved in nearly every aspect of Amateur Radio and the services it provides to the public. We are open to anyone in or around Monongalia County, WV.
Anyone can join! If you have an interest in radio, electronics or public service communications we would like to invite you to attend one of our meetings. You do not need to currently hold a amateur radio license. I am sure you will meet someone among our membership with similar interest. If you want to get your amateur radio license or have a question about the club feel free to drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave us a voice mail on our phone at (304) 249-8692. Below are just a few of the activities the club participates in. You can also keep up with club information on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.
Next meeting August 18, 2015
At The River Valley Red Cross Chapter Morgantown, WV.
Red Cross Office Meeting Directions
Directions above are from the WVU Coliseum to the Red Cross Office at 1299 Pineview Dr. Morgantown, WV.
LATITUDE 39.66168 LONGITUDE -79.95366
Meeting starts at 7pm. Social at 6:30pm Bring a friend! TALK IN on the 145.430 repeater.
Facilities are ADA friendly
Some activities of the club and it’s members
* Project Lifesaver Training. This is a nationwide program developed to help track individuals with special needs that stray from safe areas. A radio bracelet which is worn at all times transmits signals that we can receive, triangulate and locate those who have wandered. Bringing them home quickly and safely. We train and certify life savers right here in Monongalia County. This program works in cooperation with the Monongalia County Sheriffs Office.
* Fox Hunting Similar to the methods used in project life saver, this is a fun radio sport where a hidden transmitter (the fox) is located by club members with receivers (the hounds). This sport is part art and technology. Keen use of radio equipment and tactical methods make this a fun technology sport.
* Field Day The largest national event held in amateur radio. This occurs over the last full weekend in June and is a test to assemble complete radio stations in the field and practice setting up alternative power, antenna structures and communications networks in the event of a major disaster. Not only an exercise in operational preparedness it is also a great weekend of amateur radio fellowship.
* Local emergency communications and The Red Cross When called into action the Mon. Wireless Assn. has provided communications for Red Cross shelters during the February ice and snow storms of 2010. The Monongalia Wireless Association maintained communications around the clock for 7 days making sure supplies and emergency communications needs were met for shelters in the eastern and western ends of the county. These events were coordinated by ARES. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
* Public Service Communications The Monongalia Wireless Assn. has provided communications support for many community programs and events. The Morgantown Christmas Parade, WV Special Olympics and the Mountaineer Half Triathlon are just a few examples of local amateur radio operators providing their valuble services to the community.